Feb 27, 2013 10:00am PST
a male and some students are likely to become uncomfortable with his continued use of the bathroom. >> it's not a safe environment for her. >> reporter: coy is now home-schooled. a lot of the parents in the neighborhood didn't want to talk but one mom says she admires the parent for sticking up for her child but ultimately agrees with the school. >> from a parental standpoint, i think that the school district did the right thing. >> so coy's parents are going to appear on cnn's "starting point" to explain what is happening with their child and the school district. >>> happening right now, scientists are laying out a plan to send a man and woman from toert mars. not sigh general fiction. there is a group of space travelers who say it's absolutely doable and they are pitching their vision right now at a news conference in washington. it is not nasa. these are private investors with big money and big dreams. they want to send two people in a rocket that is already made on a round trip journey to mars that would take more than 500 days. pretty cool stuff. ambitious as well. i want to bring in
Feb 27, 2013 8:00am PST
picture as we speak, a dedication ceremony is getting under way in the u.s. capitol. it's for a statue honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns the leadership of the roman catholic church. this last hurrah of the benedict, it comes -- benedict xvi comes a day before he terns exclusion as, quote, pontiff emeritus and his cardinals will be scrambling to
Feb 27, 2013 11:00am PST
that case says social media has spurred a new class of crime. >> the use of social media to recruit young girls into the sex trade is definitely on the rise. preinternet, if they sent a letter to a young girl saying, you're cute, we think you should come work for us, it strikes me as impossible that that approach would have ever worked. so a crime like this, i think, simply couldn't have happened 15 or 20 years ago. >> reporter: one common move, having a woman reach out. >> i used to have to sit next to my ex-pimp and help him recruit girls. >> reporter: but those same pages used to recruit are also used to rescue. >> i can go and see who all liked this, and that can lead me to looking for girls who look like they need help. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say facebook reacts swiftly when notified of elicit activity on specific contacts. facebook says it takes human trafficking very seriously and built complex systems to flag and block such material. tag.com says it has numerous tech and educational tools to empower and protect users, and has a dedicated team to respond to unau
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. i want to bring you to rome now because we have some amazing pictures to show you, tens of thousands of the faithful filling st. peters square to hear the pope, who officially leaves office tomorrow. he took one final ride in his familiar pope mobile. you'll see it in a second. that's him sitting -- there he is, and he was waving there to the emotional crowd as the pope mobile moved slowly through that sea of people, heavy security flankd the 85-year-old pope but he could still feel the love. people trying, many holding rosaries and signs, all of them straining to catch one last glimpse of the man who has led the church for nearly eight years. the pope tended to the youngest members of the church, too. some handed them their babies, the pope kissed and blessed them and later the pope bid a final farewell. >> i was deeply grateful for the understanding, support and prayers of so many of you not only in rome but around the world. the decision i have made after much prayers have been in trust of god's will and the deep love of christ'